• FORT CARSON, Colo.-Jim Jackson surrounds Quincy Robinson, 6, with a giant bubble during the Mad Hatter Circus at Eggsperience March 20 at the Special Events Center.

    Eggsperience Wonderland kicks off spring

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Jim Jackson surrounds Quincy Robinson, 6, with a giant bubble during the Mad Hatter Circus at Eggsperience March 20 at the Special Events Center.

  • FORT CARSON, Colo.-Evelyn Gohl, 3, searches for the secret egg March 20 at Eggsperience  so she can claim her prize.

    Eggsperience Wonderland kicks off spring

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Evelyn Gohl, 3, searches for the secret egg March 20 at Eggsperience so she can claim her prize.

  • FORT CARSON, Colo.-Family member Michelle Nowak hands four-and-a-half month old son Lucas to the Easter Bunny as her mother, Leta Vitanov, looks on. Nowak said the photo with the Easter Bunny would be sent to Lucas' father who is currently deployed.

    Eggsperience Wonderland kicks off spring

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Family member Michelle Nowak hands four-and-a-half month old son Lucas to the Easter Bunny as her mother, Leta Vitanov, looks on. Nowak said the photo with the Easter Bunny would be sent to Lucas' father who is currently...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo.-Willo Spahr, 3, enjoys the cookie she decorated at the Mad Hatter's Unbirthday Party at Eggsperience Wonderland March 20 at the Special Events Center.

    Eggsperience Wonderland kicks off spring

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Willo Spahr, 3, enjoys the cookie she decorated at the Mad Hatter's Unbirthday Party at Eggsperience Wonderland March 20 at the Special Events Center.

  • FORT CARSON, Colo.-Drake Murray, 4, takes a swing at the Queen of Hearts Castle miniature golf as his mother, Heather Murray, looks on.

    Eggsperience Wonderland kicks off spring

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Drake Murray, 4, takes a swing at the Queen of Hearts Castle miniature golf as his mother, Heather Murray, looks on.

  • FORT CARSON, Colo.-Aidan Marshall, 4, and his father, Spc. Bill Marshall, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, search for the secret egg during Eggsperience March 20 at the Special Events Center.

    Eggsperience Wonderland kicks off spring

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Aidan Marshall, 4, and his father, Spc. Bill Marshall, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, search for the secret egg during Eggsperience March 20 at the Special Events Center.

FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Special Events Center was transformed into an Eggsperience Wonderland March 20, complete with an Alice in Wonderland puppet show, a Mad Hatter Circus, Magic in Wonderland, pictures with the Easter bunny, and, of course, an egg hunt.

More than 3,000 people were greeted at the annual Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored event to kick off spring by Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and giant bunnies. DFMWR holds the annual event with the goal of providing safe activities for children and an opportunity for Families to participate in fun together, said Ann Edinger, chief, DFMWR Events and Entertainment.

She said the event went well despite having to move the egg hunt inside due to the March 19 snowfall.

"This required some last-minute changing of activities and locations, but it all worked out," she said. Edinger said the egg hunt, available to all ages throughout the event, provided each youngster the opportunity to complete an activity, hunt for their own personal egg and receive a bag of candy.

"Based on the smiles on the children\'s faces as they played in bubbles, watched the Mad Hatter, had their faces painted and made crafts, the event was a major success," she said.

The free event also featured shrink juice and grow cookies, miniature golf, arts and crafts and information booths. Pictures with the Easter bunny and food were available for a nominal fee.

"We love it," said Spc. Bill Marshall, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, who attended with event with his wife, Kari, and their son, Aidan.

His wife agreed. "It's a great chance to have something to do with the Family ... a safe, fun, Family event," Kari said.

Family member Michelle Nowak said Eggsperience provided an opportunity to celebrate her four-and-a-half-month old son Lucas' first Easter season.

"It's really nice and exciting," Nowak said. "(My mother and I) thought we'd come here to celebrate (the season) and send pictures (of the three of us with the Easter bunny) to daddy," who is currently deployed to Afghanistan.

Nowak said this was the first DFMWR event she had attended, and, now that she has a baby, she plans on attending many more in the future.

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